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  • Anna Ovaska

Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Poland: Experiences of Polish-Speaking Survivors and Insights from Offenders

STATEMENT


This statement examines the alarming escalation of online child sexual abuse and exploitation in Poland, offering a thorough examination through the first-hand accounts of survivors of childhood sexual violence and insights derived from research on Polish-speaking CSAM offenders. The report underscores the significance of listening to and learning from these survivor experiences to develop more effective prevention, support, and intervention strategies. Ultimately, this statement advocates for robust preventive measures and comprehensive regulations to safeguard all children from harm in the online realm.




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About this Statement


This statement from child-rights NGO, Protect Children, concerns online child sexual abuse and exploitation in Poland and presents findings from Polish responses to the #OurVoice Global Survivor Survey and surveys of individuals searching for child sexual abuse material online. This statement has been written by Anna K. Ovaska, Deputy Director, Legal Specialist & Tegan Insoll, Head of Research at Protect Children.


Protect Children


Protect Children is a non-governmental child-rights organisation based in Finland, working globally to end all forms of sexual violence against children. We adopt a holistic, research-based approach to address the issue from multiple angles, advocating for victims, survivors, and families; equipping children and young people with essential skills and knowledge to stay safe online and offline; developing offender-focused prevention measures; and conducting innovative research to better understand the issue. Learn more about Protect Children: www.protectchildren.fi/en

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